I lived in Baltimore for nearly 10 years, it's maybe my favorite city in America. The Wire was in production for most of the time I was living there, and it was a common sight to see actors milling about a cluster of Haddad's trucks anywhere in the city. It is, without a doubt, one of the best TV shows ever.
Is the universe sufficiently vast to contain both the empirical fact that a Faidley’s backfin crabcake is the world’s best and that Baltimore is the fifth most dangerous city in America?
There aren't enough favorite buttons on the internet to express how much I love this response from the shows creator David Simon to "critics" who claim his work puts Baltimore in an unfavorable light.